Memorial Day Observance At Winslow, Indiana in Honor of The Fallen

Winslow has remembered the true meaning of Memorial Day, a group of people gathering together in rememberance of those who gave all.   

I am so proud to live in a community that still holds to the traditions.  Flags are still placed on the graves of the military in our local cemeteries. The VFW and Legion Posts honor the fallen with a 21 gun salute at each cemetery.   Winslow held a Memorial Day parade, where our local veterans and others honored the fallen.  Following the parade a solemn ceremony was held at Oak Hill Cemetery by the veterans of the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.  Mark Messmer and his daughter played Taps. The Winslow Legion served a meal for the veterans.  

Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the true meaning of Memorial Day.   The traditional observances of Memorial Day may have diminished over the years, but I am proud to say that in Winslow  they have not. 

Main Street and those who came out to honor our fallen heroes.

Winslow American Legion Color Guard Leading the Parade

Humvee from Washington Armory with Soldiers & Local Veterans

Another Local Veteran, Buster McCandless, Vietnam War

Abe Lincoln

Veteran Steve Chesser, Vietnam War, displaying his medals.

Veterans on stage honoring those who did not come home.

Veterans saluting their fallen comrades during the playing of Taps

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